Writers Who Lie: Frauds, Tricksters and Anonymous Heroes

Our literary landscape is littered with the remains of writers whose careers as reporters, memoirists and even novelists have proven to be fabricated. Is it ever okay for a writer to tell a lie?


JK Rowling Holds a Mirror Up to Publishing

Books are selling better than ever. So why are publishers so scared?


The Honey Trap

When a sexy, transgendered bad-boy teen prodigy popular with the literati turns out to be a grumpy, frumpy middle-aged woman, the only question left is…


I Don’t Exist

The author of the forthcoming novel Part of Your World on the literary politics, and geo-politics, behind her decision to publish under a pseudonym.


I Am Not a Middle-Aged Male Masochist

But I wrote a novel about one once, and it landed me in a heap of trouble

Writers Who Lie: Frauds, Tricksters and Anonymous Heroes
Writers Who Lie: Frauds, Tricksters and Anonymous Heroes

Our literary landscape is littered with the remains of writers whose careers as reporters, memoirists and even novelists have proven to be fabricated. Is it ever okay for a writer to tell a lie?

More information